Capresso Glass Rapid Boil Water Kettle Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the Capresso Glass Rapid Boil Water Kettle to review. Which I have to say couldn’t have arrived at a better time. My son had come down with an end of summer cold/flu. When he is sick he loves to have Green tea with Starmint candy and honey in it to help clear his sinuses. So I usually have to microwave 3 mugs of water at a time for him so that he can have plenty on hand and I won’t have to make it every 5 minutes for him.

Well, the first day of his cold/flu the Capresso Glass Rapid Boil Water Kettle arrived. I put the water in and it was just perfect. I didn’t have to keep making his tea, he was able to sit in his chair and make it himself. Which he loved doing even though he wasn’t feeling well. He could make it when ever he wanted and it was ready in minutes. He was so thrilled that he could make his tea on his own and he started to feel better as well. He used it for the couple of days he was sick and felt so much better. It was so easy to use that he was able to fill it with the water and then bring it right by him so it was available when he wanted it.

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Two days later he was feeling better, but of course I came down with it so our Capresso Glass Rapid Boil Water Kettle has really been getting a workout between all of us taking turns being sick. I have to say it works so well, I just love the auto shut off as well in case you have med head and forget to turn it off. I’m looking forward to this winter as well. When we can make hot chocolate and other goodies to keep us warm this season. My son’s are so excited to be able to make their own hot drinks to stay warm when they want them.

It’s been wonderful for the family to make their own drinks and make my son’s more independent when they would like something to drink. The kettle is just perfect for the family, it holds 6 cups of water so that your ready for when your favorite drinks you can have them. I also love that my son’s can make their instant oatmeal all by themselves with it as well. It is really able to help make so many delicious drinks and foods for your family. Your children can be more independent and you will just love it as well. The family can have game night and make all their favorite drinks while they stay at their place at the game. Make life easier for yourself as well as your family with the Capresso Glass Rapid Boil Water Kettle. It would make the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Trust me, as I’m writing this review I am enjoying a nice cup of green tea and working on getting over my cold. The kettle has made my life so much easier while being sick. Let the Capresso Glass Rapid Boil Water Kettle make your life easier as well.

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Shark Bite Game Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the Shark Bite Game to review with my family. I read the instructions before calling the kids to play the game. I then put the game together and they were so excited to play, they love playing games as a family. They also love fishing so I was looking forward to what they thought of the game.

I placed all the fish, crabs and other pieces into the sharks mouth. Then we took turns with the youngest going first. She picked which piece she wanted to fish for and pulled up a crab. So I asked her what it was that she pulled out. She didn’t know it was a crab, so I explained it to her. She was all excited that she pulled the crab out. My other granddaughter played her turn and pulled out a fish, she was so excited that she got her fish without the shark taking it back by closing his mouth on it. We all went around and took our turns fishing. When the youngest granddaughter went to take her turn again the shark closed it’s mouth. Her reaction was just priceless! Her eyes got huge and she told the shark that the piece was hers not his! lol

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I set the game up again and we continued to play. I loved that the piece that would close the sharks mouth was always changing so you never knew which piece would cause the shark to close his mouth. The kids just loved the game and they were having so much fun playing and giggling while playing. It also was a great way to get the kids learning new animals that they hadn’t seen or heard about before. My youngest granddaughter just loves the crab so she goes to fish for it every time it’s her turn. The rest of the kids just choose one and then go fishing for it. We kept having so much fun and the kids wanted to keep playing. I really liked the game as well, it was easy to set up, the family had so much fun with it, it really kept their attention during the game they didn’t wonder off when it wasn’t their turn. You can purchase Shark Bite at Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, Amazon and your other favorite stores.

I also used the Shark Bite Game for educational purposes as well. We pulled out books that were about sharks, crabs, and different fish. I then let them pick about what they wanted me to teach them. We ended up going through just about all of the books because they were so excited to learn more about who lives in the sea. I love when we can play a game and I can turn it into an educational experience for the kids as well. It opened their eyes to a whole new world and they loved learning about them all.

Shark Bite is a great game for everyone in the family to play. It would be a great game for homeschoolers as well to use for education as well. The perfect gift for a birthday or the holidays as well!

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Napier SUV/Mini Van Tent Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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When the Napier SUV/Mini Van Tent arrived I was so excited to review it, even though it was 25 degrees outside it didn’t stop the excitement of seeing the tent attached to the Suburban. My son’s were so excited to see what it would look like and how fun camping would be with the Napier SUV/Mini Van Tent. We like to do a lot of outdoor events and activities so the Napier SUV/Mini Van Tent is great for all the events that we love.

It took us only 30 minutes to put the tent up and attach it to the Suburban. My son’s were so thrilled, the top of the tent is just over 7 foot tall, and is able to sleep 4-5 people, you can have a table in the tent for a tail gate party, have your coolers in the back of the Suburban for easy access and no one will trip over it, you can go camping, a fun day at the beach, the things you could attend and use it for are endless. We are looking forward to using it at Country Thunder, which is a country music concert that is held here every July.

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It was very easy to put together for us, the color of the tent is so vibrant, and it’s very spacious as well. Even though it was 25 degrees outside my son’s wanted to stay inside the tent and play. The tent is able to be used for 3 seasons, I love that it has an Awning to keep the sun out of the tent, it also has large windows that can come down on the sides so you can see what is going on around you and not be eaten by mosquitos a huge plus where we live as they are pretty bad in the summer. I also love that the tent weights about 36 lbs and comes with a carry bag so everything can be easily be put back in the carry bag for the next adventure. Another of my favorite features is how it attaches to the Suburban, so you can easily put an air mattress inside the bed and still see into the tent or put all your gear in the bed and be able to get to anything that you need.

Napier has taken this tent to a whole new amazing level! They offer other tents as well like the Sportz Truck Tent 57 Series, Sportz Dome To-Go Tent, Obersee Kids Butterfly Luggage With Integrated Cooler, and the Sports Cove SUV/Mini Van Tent. Napier has just made road trips easy and so much fun! You no longer need to search for a hotel when you get tired, just put your tent up and your home. It really doesn’t get any easier then this! Plus it doesn’t take up much room so you will have plenty of room for the luggage and other gear that you need for your trip.

The Napier SUV/Mini Van Tent would also make a great gift for a birthday, Christmas, or just a treat for your family. You will get so many uses out of it, don’t forget it is perfect for the deer hunter in your life as well! They offer some great Camo options! What’s not to love!

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Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

We received the Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper to review. When it arrived it came in a box and I opened it and when I pulled it out, it was nice and soft. It is for my son’s bed so I had him come feel it to see what he thought. He was pretty excited to see how it felt to lay on it once it was on his bed.

So I stripped his bed and put the Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper on his bed over his mattress. As I was putting it on I couldn’t help but think that I was going to be trying it out before him. lol So I laid down on the topper without the sheet. OMG! It was pure heaven! I put the sheet on his bed once I got up which was about 20 minutes later because I didn’t want to get off his bed! So I called him into the bedroom and asked him to try it. He said “Mom! I am never leaving my bed again!” He was serious and I already knew why because I didn’t want to leave it!

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My son has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome he has a lot of joint and body pains. So when I was looking at the Mattress Toppers I knew I needed it to be soft for his joints and body. However, when it said soft I never thought it would be that soft. It was just like a cloud that your body to just float on and a whole new world of comfort. My son slept on it last night, when he woke up he was not complaining of any pain at all. Normally he wakes up and has pain in his shoulders and back. There was no pain at all, he said he hadn’t slept that well in a long while. He actually slept in as well, he is normally up at about 7am to 8am but he actually slept till 10am this morning. He looks so much more rested today. He was more active as well, if you have EDS or a chronic illness my son and I would highly recommend using the Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper to help you sleep at night.

The Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper was very impressive the way it was stitched, fit the mattress, and it doesn’t slide around. I have to say it is the most comfortable Mattress Topper that I ever felt or laid on. The Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper will last for a long time and when and if it stops being the comfortable cloud that my son loves so much we will be purchasing a new one as it’s already shown to help him sleep much better over the last couple of nights. I am sure that it will continue for a long time to come. If your looking for quality you will definitely find it in the Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper.

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Heebie Jeebies Game Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the Heebie Jeebies Game to review with our family. My son’s and I played the game together and their sister and her boyfriend joined in to see what we were playing. We explained how to play the game. That everyone votes on the four cards placed down in front of everyone to see which one everyone thought would give them the Heebie Jeebies.

Now, I have to say that a lot of what the cards had on them gave us all the heebie jeebies. But it’s about everyone guessing which one would most give you the heebie jeebies. If the players guess correctly then they receive a point. It’s a fun and face paced game, it takes about 15-30 minutes to play. But there is so much laughing that goes on through the game when you read what are on the four cards displayed. I really enjoyed playing it with the kids and finding out what grosses them out.

My son’s just loved the game, they were loving all the different cards and what things they had on them to gross everyone out. However, it’s hard to keep a straight face when your reading all the cards and not giveaway which card you will be voting on. Some just make you laugh so hard, and others you really want to make that face that you are cringing what you just read, so you have to watch your facial expressions. When you get several cards that all make you get the Heebie Jeebies then you choose the one that gives the most. because of course you would like to get the points for getting it right.

We had so much fun playing the game over and over again. My son’s friends just loved playing with them. They were having so much fun with the game. They were trying hard not to give away the card they were going to choose but you would hear “EWWWWWWWWWWWW!” or “YUCK!” and of course you could just tell which card they would be choosing but it was so funny trying to watch them not give it away and play the game together. There are some cards about spiders, picking your nose, about the toilet, and so many other things so at times it was so hard to choose which one was the worst of them all. But it was amazing to see everyone laughing and having so much fun together. It’s a great family game that the kids will want to play and see who they can give the Heebie Jeebies to and score enough points to win the game.

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Instant Pot Ultra 6 qt. Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the Instant Pot, Ultra 6qt. to review for our Christmas gift guide. I was pretty excited to see what all the hype is about the Instant Pot is. I have seen a lot of facebook groups for recipes, pinterest was full of recipes, and many of my friends were raving about owning one. So I wanted to see if it lived up to all the hype.

When the Instant Pot Ultra arrived, I read through the instructions. I wanted to make sure I was using it properly for the review and well of course because it would be making our dinner. I looked at all the different features you could use to make different things in it. I decided to ignore all those features till I figured out what I wanted to make. I did the water test first as it stated in the directions. The test went well, so we were ready to make a dish for the family.

Since my son’s and I were sick, we wanted something with a lot of fresh veggies and something easy to eat for us. So I decided on making a delicious Beef Stew, which I have to say the family just LOVED! So much flavor and it really made the veggies and meat were perfect. It was so good that I had to make a 2nd pot of the Beef Stew as it was that big of a hit. They actually ate it all before I could even get a picture. The beef stew has gone on the family favorites list.

The next day I decided to steam some fresh corn on the cob to freeze. It was so easy to steam and then I put the corn into freezer bags to freeze for this winter so we can still have some of summer when it’s cold outside. It’s always a great way to get rid of some of the cabin fever we have when we can have something from summer to eat. So I love to freeze different veggies so that we can break up our meals with summer foods when it’s cold out. It is always a huge hit with the family. I can again through it into the instant pot and finish steaming it so that you get that fresh summer flavor. They are all so excited about that. So when it’s -25 outside, we can bring in some summer weather.

I also decided to make some Barbacoa Beef for tacos for our family. We love Barbacoa tacos so I was excited to see how it was from the Instant Pot Ultra. It came out perfectly, so juicy, had lots of flavor, and the tacos were just perfect. They really hit the spot for the family.

There are so many different things that I want to make still, I’m dying to make a cheesecake. However, I am waiting till I feel a little better to make one. The Instant Pot Ultra is just as amazing as they say and worth all the hype! It really makes some great meals, there are so many recipes to explore and make. I also love that it has the delay cooking time which is great for the hectic busy days that we all have. You can have your meals ready when you are as the Instant Pot Ultra will keep your meals warm till your ready to eat. I just love all the options on the Instant Pot Ultra. Even though I am still getting ready to use some of them, I can’t wait to make so many great meals for the family in Instant Pot Ultra. If your looking for a great kitchen appliance that will make your life easier, then look no further. The Instant Pot Ultra would also make an amazing gift for a bridal shower, Birthday or the holiday season. Give the gift of making someone’s life easier with some fabulous meals!

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Razor Turbo Jetts Review

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I received the Razor Turbo Jetts to review with my son’s. Living in the Midwest, we get serious cabin fever during the winter months. So when the Razor Turbo Jetts arrived we couldn’t wait for the snow to melt, of course we then went into raining season. However, we finally got a good day where we could get out and about and try out the Razor Turbo Jetts. Talk about being thrilled to get outside! OMG! we were so excited to get out and do something together.

I tried them first so I could direct my son’s on how to use the Razor Turbo Jetts.
Okay, Okay, I wanted to try them first because they looked so fun! Shhhhh….that’s not what I told my son’s, I told them that I wanted to be able to tell them how to use them. Don’t judge me….all parents have done it at some point! lol Where was I? Oh, Yes, so I put on the Razor Turbo Jetts, and they were so easy to get on over my shoes, I had a helmet on (Yes, I’m sure it made me look very cute! Safety first, when teaching the kiddos) and elbow and knee pads. So I was building confidence that I could do this no problem! I pushed the switch and I was ready to test them out. I put my foot with the jett on it and I was ready to go. I had a straight sidewalk with no one around so I was on my way.

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I went down to the end and came back, the Razor Turbo Jetts worked great. My son’s were jumping up and down when I got back by them. They couldn’t wait to have a turn! So my younger son went first, he had all his gear on and I explained how to use them to him. He was off and down the same path I took. He was screaming as he went that he LOVED THEM! He had an easy time turning around and coming back again because it’s so easy to do, you just use your foot without the Turbo Jett on it and you can easily turn around and go the direction that you want to. My oldest son went next and he went down the same path and had some great time as well. He was also screaming how fun it was and could he take another turn right away! The boys had so much fun on the Razor Turbo Jetts.

We went for another ride before the boys had to get some school work done. It was the perfect way to relax them. However, getting them to do their homework was not as easy as I hoped, they were relaxed and just talking 50 miles an hour about how fast they went. How much they loved the Razor Turbo Jetts, and asking when we could charge them and go riding them again. They were so excited that it was an hour before we got any homework done. Okay, so maybe, just maybe I was joining in with their conversation about the Razor Turbo Jetts. I told them we would go out the weekend and ride them again.

Now, I have to say one day over the weekend the boys went with their dad over night. So if your thinking…”Did she go and have fun with the Razor Turbo Jetts?” The answer is a resounding YES! I went to a new area and had a complete blast with them. I had a few other parents ask me what it is that I was having such a fun time with. I of course told them that it was the Razor Turbo Jetts, so one of the mom’s asked if she could try them so I said of course. I explained how to use them and she just loved them as well. She wanted a set for her and a set for her children, so they could all go out together with them. I told her “Of course! Why shouldn’t we have fun too!” She just had so much fun with them, she said her son had a birthday coming up and she was going to surprise him with his. She was just so excited, she said her son kept asking for them but she wasn’t sure if they were safe for the kids and her. So she was so glad that she ran into me with his birthday coming up shortly. We talked for a little while longer and I was on my way having so much fun and not a care in the world. It was the perfect way to get rid of my cabin fever, let the stress go, and have a great time.

You can find the Razor Turbo Jetts at Razor.com, Amazon, Walmart, Target, and many other great locations. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about early Christmas shopping, birthday’s as well. They will be some happy campers!

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Collage.Com Photo Blanket Review And Blanket Giveaway Exp: 11/15 #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received a Plush Photo Blanket to review. All opinions of this review are my families and my own. When it arrived I couldn’t wait to open it. I chose photos of our family that I just cherish and wanted to add them to a blanket so that it’s able to be cuddled with and have all the family on it to view as many of them live further away from us. So I thought it would be perfect to have for me.

When the blanket arrived I couldn’t wait to open it like I said. So I opened the package and pulled out this beautiful blanket and the photos look just perfect! I love the way they were arranged and everyone fit on the blanket perfectly. Now, I hope you didn’t think that I had to arrange the photos on the blanket because I didn’t. I just put in the photos that I wanted to use and the Collage.com website did all that work for me. They arranged all the photos just perfectly. As you can see from the photo of my blanket that I made. I just choose the photos and then clicked on the use all photos and it arranged them so that they would all fit perfectly. The best part was that if I didn’t like how they were arranged, I could click on the “shuffle” button and it would move the photos around so I was not stuck with it if I didn’t like it.

The site was so easy to use, so easy to choose the photos that I wanted to use. Even someone who doesn’t do a lot of online shopping can figure out their easy to use website. They take all the guess work out of how to make it and get the perfect blanket made. Although blankets are not all that they offer. You can also choose Canvas photos, Photo books, beach towels, calendars and so much more! They all would make great gifts for any occasion, from Anniversary to the Holidays. You really can not go wrong with a personalized gift. The receiver will really love it and cherish it.

I have been using my blanket everyday as it’s really gotten chilly here. It’s only going to get colder as well, it’s apart of Wisconsin and how it is here. So it’s always perfect to sit cuddled up with hot chocolate and a warm blanket. Now, I can enjoy a hot chocolate with lots of mini marshmellows, with my comfy blanket and a good book and just let winter winds blow outside while I am comfy in the house.

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Mr. Bucket Game Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the Mr. Bucket Game to review with my kids. We took the Mr. Bucket out of the box and put it together. He is a little creepy without his eyes in place so I would put the Mr. Bucket together before showing the kids. There is a little assembly required with putting his eyes, hands and handle onto the Mr. Bucket. Then you put in your batteries to make him come to life. The batteries are not included.

Once I had Mr. Bucket all put together, I explained to the kiddos how we play the game. There were 4 of us so we all had our own colored balls and shovels that we use to scoop up our own colored balls with. We tested out Mr. Bucket to see how it would work before we started to play. I handed the kids each their shovels so that we were ready to play the game. The kids were having so much fun chasing around Mr. Bucket and having them throw their balls out and they had to chase them to get them back into the bucket. When they got all their balls in they had to grab the handle and pick up Mr. Bucket to win the game.

We played the game both inside and outside. The kids were just having so much fun that they continued to play all day and night with the Mr. Bucket. They each took turns playing and winning. They were laughing so hard that you couldn’t help but laugh with them. They were running around and wearing themselves out as well, which I have to say that I loved as well. lol The game was so easy that even my 2 year old grandson played the game with them.

Mr. Bucket would be the perfect game to keep the kids moving and having fun this winter. A Fun family game night that everyone will enjoy. I even had fun playing the game with the kiddos over and over again. It was just a blast to play with them and we just kept laughing the whole time. It would also make a great gift for a birthday or holiday as well. They will love it and play with it all the time! You can purchase Mr. Bucket at all your favorite stores as well as on Amazon. Let your children have a great time and they will be tired at the end of the night from having so much fun! What more could a parent ask for???

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